Providence VA Medical Center

The Providence VA Medical Center offers Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts veterans a comprehensive array of both inpatient and outpatient services. This facility boasts personalized care which includes patient education and referral to any of the medical center’s 32 subspecialty clinics. This facility is located at 830 Chalkstone Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island. Patients can reach the facility on weekdays, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by calling (401) 457-3336 or by calling (866) 590-2976 for afterhours.

The facility has a total of 119 authorized beds, approximately 150 board certified physicians, and over 1000 full-time nurses and support staff to serve patients. The facility offers a range of medical, surgical, and behavioral science services. This includes its nationally and internationally recognized clinical research into enhancing patient care, mental health treatment, dermatology, pulmonary/vascular, rehabilitation, post-traumatic stress disorder, and alcoholism and drug abuse.

Furthermore, the facility maintains approximately 40 academic affiliations and partnerships, including the Brown Alpert Medical School, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the University Of Rhode Island College Of Pharmacy. The specialty programs offered by the facility include the following:

  • ADA Recognized Diabetes Patient Self-Management Education Program
  • Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine
  • Dialysis
  • General Intensive Care Unit
  • Hospital – Based Home Care
  • Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Team
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Speech / Language Pathology
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Program (outpatient)
  • TREP – Targeted Research Enhancement Program
  • VA Regional Office
  • Vascular Research Laboratory
  • Vet Center
  • Veterans Resource and Recovery Center
  • Veterans Transitional Supportive Program (VTSP)
  • Visual Impairment Services
  • Women Veterans Health Program
  • Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery
  • Rhode Island Veterans Home
  • Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services

To access the services offered by the Providence VA Medical Center, individuals must first determine their eligibility. Patients then must contact the facility they would like to visit, as walk-in appointments are not permitted. In order to serve the maximum number of veterans on a daily basis, patients are also encouraged to notify the facility as soon as possible if an appointment cannot be kept. This enables the staff to quickly reschedule the appointment, as well as give the clinic the ability to schedule another patient in the vacated time slot. As a system which must serve over 178,000 veterans, it is important patients take every step to ensure the facility continues to operate smoothly.